Now that school’s out, how about a summer gig where kids can save lives, go on exciting missions and thwart evil? Public libraries statewide have announced the 2015 Summer Reading Program, helping kids discover new books with this year’s reading theme “Every Hero Has A Story.” Through August, local libraries will be hosting live animals, martial arts demonstrations, cooking classes, magic demos, musical workshops and more to tempt the daring explorer in every reader, young or old. More than 13,000 readers participated in last year’s program, giving our state an impressive number of budding superheroes.
Summer readers can win Wallet cards for finishing books and gain free admission to a number of local attractions. Champion readers can also win special prizes. Teens get their own set of programs, with events like a comic book class, a writing lesson and a workshop on making music with synthesizers and computers. Libraries are also hosting a reading program for adults interested in exploring new genres. Ready to answer the call to adventure? Check in at your local library for a full schedule of events and rules for winning prizes.